A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040675
Title Identifying the X-ray sources detected by the ASCA Galactic Plane Survey


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xcfd6yz
Author Mr Edward Cackett
Description Our understanding of Galactic faint X-ray sources is limited. Although many such sources have been detected by the ASCA Galactic Plane Survey, the majority still remain unidentified, particularly due to the poor accuracy in position (1-3 arcmin). The main aim of this proposal is to use XMM-Newton to measure accurate positions for these sources, allowing optical-IR followup to identify them. This will lead to a greater understanding of these sources and allow better tests of binary and Galactic evolution models
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-02-24T15:24:53Z/2007-03-08T01:58:40Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z, 040675, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xcfd6yz